A 26-year-old former web producer charged with helping Anonymous hack into the website of the media giant Tribune Co. provided members of the hacktivist group with log-in credentials for a computer server, according to federal authorities.
A software vulnerability brought down the website that gives the public access to the National Vulnerability Database, which is run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. federal agency that produces information security guidance.
"I can say with very little hesitation that the challenge - certainly one of the biggest professional opportunities of my life - was not disappointing," the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity says of his DHS tenure.
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The Obama administration is calling on the Chinese government to take serious steps to halt cyber-intrusions emanating from China that have resulted in the theft of intellectual property from American companies.
In notifying customers of a breach, the online archiving service Evernote might have confused some customers by sending them an e-mail that contained a clickable link to be used to reset passwords - despite warning against using such links.